Written by Tony Perkins
If President Barack Obama was hoping to make showers and locker rooms a campaign issue, brand new polling provides more evidence that he succeeded. But not in the way he intended. A WPA Research survey commissioned by Family Research Council Action finds that two thirds (66 percent) of Americans disapprove of “government forcing schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations to open the showers, changing facilities, locker rooms, and bathrooms designated for women and girls, to biological males and vice versa.” Only 28 percent approved – with just 15 percent strongly approving.
Democratic voters in the survey were deeply divided over the issue. Forty-six percent disapprove of the Obama edict compared to 45 percent giving approval. The survey found double-digit opposition to the edict among millennials (55 percent to 37 percent) while 64 percent of Independents were opposed.… Continue Reading
Written by Russ Stewart
How does one tell the difference between gravity and frivolity? The Chicago City Council is a superb yardstick.
The agenda of the council’s June 22 meeting will ensure a descent into the abyss of frivolity and stupidity. At that session, the council is scheduled to address such momentous matters as transgender or any gender access to public restrooms, along with a mandated “poop patrol,” with a swarm of inspectors empowered to find dog droppings on private property, bag them, ascertain the DNA, do a dog swab, and levy a fine of $500. The “right to choose” ordinance mandates that anyone, any time, can use any public facility restroom anywhere, even if they’re not transgender. Under the strict language of the bill, schools and churches are not exempted.… Continue Reading
Written by Laurie Higgins
There are many reasons for the disapproval and even contempt Americans have for their elected representatives. These include lawmakers’ penchant for corruption and collusion in the service of their self-interests, chief of which may be their undying devotion to perpetual re-election.
Another reason for the subterranean reputation of many of our lawmakers is their commitment to dissembling. In a recent Facebook fit of pique over a short article written by IFI Executive Director David Smith that summarized State Senator Chris Nybo’s (R-24th*) distinctly unconservative votes, Nybo rebuked Smith for failing to publicly acknowledge that he, Nybo, had “refused to support” SB 1564. Nybo wrote this snarky comment:
Dave, no comment on how I refused to support 1564 when it came back for concurrence in the Senate?
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Written by Robert Knight
Ever notice how threats of force invariably follow the Left’s pleas for “tolerance?”
Let’s call this criminalization of dissent “totalitolerance.” This term has been around since at least 2013, but it deserves wider circulation, given the ferocity and frequency of progressive attacks on free speech.
In California, Attorney General Kamala Harris demanded the names of donors to conservative nonprofits in order to expose them to the kind of harassment endured by supporters of the Prop 8 marriage amendment referendum in 2008. Last month, in a case involving the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, she was rebuffed by a federal judge who issued a permanent injunction against this “chilling effect on First Amendment rights.”
Meanwhile, Harris joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and 18 other liberal attorneys general in an investigation of ExxonMobil’s charitable contributions to groups that question climate change dogma.… Continue Reading
Written by David E. Smith
Insanity! On the heels of Target’s ridiculous bathroom policy to allow gender-confused men to have full access to women’s bathrooms in their stores, Barack Obama and his administration decided to issue a federal mandate requiring all public schools in the nation to comply with similar radical co-ed restroom policies. These absurd policies ignore the privacy and safety needs of the vast majority to accommodate the absurd wishes of a few.
The fact is, males and females are created different yet are of equal and infinite value and worth. Respecting the innate biological and immutable differences of the sexes requires that we recognize the privacy, modesty and safety distinctions of bathrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms. Contrary to what some may say, preserving and honoring these differences is not “discrimination.”
Moreover, why is the federal government making absurd policies for local school districts?… Continue Reading
By J. Matt Barber
President Barack Obama has done lost his mind. He’s just flushed the civil rights of men and women, boys and girls, to pee in peace and shower without having naked, sexually confused or sexually predatory members of the opposite sex ogling them, or intentionally exposing their genitalia for a cheap thrill.
Reports Fox News:
“The Obama administration has sent a letter to every public school district in the country telling them to allow transgender students [meaning students pretending to be the opposite sex] to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity, as opposed to their birth certificate. …
“While the letter does not have the force of law, it does warn that schools that do not abide by the administration’s interpretation of civil rights law may face lawsuits or loss of federal aid.”
The operative phrase here is, “does not have the force of law.” This is a cynical exercise in pure propaganda on the part of the Obama administration.… Continue Reading
Written by Maggie Gallagher
With the Left attacking North Carolina as if it were, oh say, Saudi Arabia for wanting to protect the privacy rights of women in bathrooms and locker rooms, The Donald ran for cover (as I reported).
Guess who is running towards the good people of North Carolina and common sense values? Lion Ted:
“There have been very few complaints the way it is,” Trump told The Today Show. “People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate, there has been so little trouble.”
Hours later in Maryland, Cruz gave his response: “Let me ask you, have we gone stark raving nuts?”
“I’m the father of two little girls,” he added. “Here is basic common sense: Grown adult men, strangers, should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls.”
Cruz further pounded Trump for his “political correctness.”
“I am waiting with anticipation for the new baseball cap, ‘Make P.C.
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Written by Joe Newby
For the second time, the George Soros-funded John Kasich told Christians to “get over it” on religious liberty laws and laws that require people to use the bathroom designated for the gender with which they were born.
“What I’d like to say is, just relax,” he said during an appearance at CNN. “If you don’t like what somebody’s doing, pray for them, and if you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just for a second get over it? You know?”
“You know?” Is that how our potential presidents respond to issues now?
The Washington Examiner reported:
Kasich’s comments were a reply to a question about his harsh reaction to Mississippi’s new law that allows companies not to serve gay couples.
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Written by Ben Johnson
John Kasich said on Sunday that he would “probably not” sign a bill preventing biological males from using women’s restrooms, locker rooms, and showers – and those who are hung up on the issue should “take a deep breath,” “chill out,” and “get over it.”
“Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson ended his interview with the the Ohio governor and presidential hopeful by asking if Kasich would sign a bill similar to the one enacted by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. The new law strikes down a Charlotte ordinance giving those who identify as transgender the right to use the public accommodation of their chosen sex.
Dickerson said the act also “banned anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation” from being imposed statewide.
“Probably not,” Gov.… Continue Reading
Written by Laurie Higgins
State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) introduced the bi-partisan Pupil Physical Privacy Act (HB 4474), which if passed would require the following:
[A] school board to designate each pupil restroom, changing room, or overnight facility accessible by multiple pupils simultaneously, whether located in a public school building or located in a facility utilized by the school for a school-sponsored activity, for the exclusive use of pupils of only one sex. Defines “sex” as the physical condition of being male or female, as determined by an individual’s chromosomes and identified at birth by that individual’s anatomy.
Signing on as co-sponsors are John D. Anthony (R-Morris), Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), John M. Cabello (R-Loves Park), C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville), Mary E. Flowers (D-Chicago), Jeanne M. Ives (R-Wheaton), Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon), Sherry L.… Continue Reading